Air Cleaners vs. Air Purifiers
What’s the difference between an air cleaner & an air purifier? In a word: nothing. The simple truth is that some companies refer to them by one name, other companies by the other. So how do you know which air cleaner is the best for your home? Take a look at your needs, then take a look at the environmental contamionants targeted by the unit in the description. The key determining factor is generally the type of filter used, and the kinds of issues it was created to address. There are many different types of pollutants that contaminate the air quality in today’s homes, and often, even more in the workplace.
Common Allergens (Airborne Particles)
The largest number of people who purchase air cleaners are looking to eliminate common allergens. These are largely airborne such as dust mites, pet dander, pollens, mold and mildew, plant spores, and fungi. Most people recognize the value of using HEPA filters to help eliminate these microscopic particles.
These include bacteria, viruses, pathogens, molds, and antigens. While some air cleaners do well in removing microorganisms from the atmosphere, those utilizing UV rays are often among the most effective.
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
These are gases or vapors released by many things found in our homes, including paints,. carpeting, adhesives, adhesives, plastic items including furniture, candles and room fresheners, and many cleaners and disinfectants. You will find that some air cleaners have filters specially formulated for ridding VOCs from the atmosphere. If they do not, chances are, their effectiveness in ridding harmful VOCs from your home will be minimal.
Odors & Noxious Gases
Our homes may be filled with numerous undesirable gases, including aerosols, pesticides, tobacco smoke, and many different toxins. This particular type of assailant upon your home’s air quality is often best neutralized by air cleaners incorporating an activated carbon filter. This same filter also does well in eradicating unpleasant odors in the home, such as kitty litter and cooking odors.
Knockout Spring Allergies with an Air Cleaner
Are you thinking about having a quality air cleaner installed? South Nashville Heating and Cooling has to capability to help you greatly improve the quality of air you breathe. At South Nashville Heating & Cooling, our goal is to provide you with total indoor comfort, as well as a healthy environment for you and your family. We offer professional Nashville commercial & residential HVAC inspection, maintenance, repair and installation you can count on! For all your Nashville HVAC needs, give us a call at (615) 834-1636. We’ll be happy to set up a free in-home consultation. And don’t forget to check us out on Facebook!
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